Location: New York State (NY).
Dialling code :1.
Population : 8,143,197 (metropolitan area, estimate 2006).
Languages:English (essential), American English encompasses a multitude of regional accents of differing degrees of intelligibility, Spanish (other) - Spanish has effective dual-language status in parts of southern California, New Mexico, Texas and Miami, Native American languages (other) - There are 400,000 speakers of Native American dialects.
Time zone : GMT - 5 (GMT - 4 from first Sunday in April to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Electricity : 110-120 volts, 60Hz; round two-pin plugs are standard.
Average January temperatures: 0°C (32°F)
Average July temperatures: 25°C (77°F)
Annual rainfall : 1,200mm (47.3 inches)
Important phone numbers:
Police/ambulance/fire - Dial 911
Travel Information Bureau - (718) 330 1234
Parking Information - (718) 656 5699
Consumer Affairs - (212) 577 0111
For Information: Dial 411
Time - 976 1616
Help and Crisis Center - 212 532 2400
Doctors on Call - 718 745 5900